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Charles at 70

An exclusive photography special with the future king

Charles at 70

Parent Power 2019

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Parent Power 2019

England victorious

Mike Atherton: Three Lions were bold and brave in Sri Lanka

England victorious

‘Stand up to Brussels bullies’, Raab tells May

PM to hold talks with Juncker next week

Dominic Raab today warns that Theresa May has allowed Britain to be “blackmailed and bullied” by Brussels and that she should toughen her stance on Brexit or face disaster. In an interview with The Sunday Times the former Brexit secretary called on the prime minister to show greater “political...Dominic Raab today warns that Theresa May has allowed Britain to be “blackmailed and bullied” by Brussels and that she should toughen her stance on Brexit or face disaster. In an interview with The Sunday Times the former Brexit secretary called on the prime minister to show greater “political...Dominic Raab today warns that Theresa May has allowed Britain to be “blackmailed and bullied” by Brussels and that she should...

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May’s Brexit deal is as good as it gets, insists Merkel aide

There is no chance that the European Union will salvage the Brexit deal by going back to the negotiating table, a senior German MP from Angela Merkel’s party has warned. The so-called “pizza club” of five Brexiteer cabinet ministers, including Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom, is pressing Theresa May to go back to Brussels and win a better...There is no chance that the European Union will salvage the Brexit deal by going back to the negotiating table, a senior German MP from Angela Merkel’s party has warned. The so-called “pizza club” of five Brexiteer cabinet ministers, including Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom, is pressing Theresa May to go back to Brussels and win a better...There is no chance that the European Union will salvage the Brexit deal by going back to the negotiating table, a senior German...

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Former Welsh rugby player attacked in the street ‘for being gay’

A former Wales rugby captain has told how he chose to meet face to face with his attackers to get an apology after he was assaulted in the street for being gay. Gareth Thomas asked the police to allow him a meeting with the homophobic teenager who attacked him and has accepted an apology from him, the sportsman said...A former Wales rugby captain has told how he chose to meet face to face with his attackers to get...A former Wales rugby captain has told how he chose to meet face to face with his attackers to get...

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Faith schools row in TV presenter’s family

When Alice Roberts, the television presenter and scientist, agreed to front a Humanists UK campaign to end the state...When Alice Roberts, the television presenter and scientist, agreed to front a Humanists UK...When Alice Roberts, the television presenter and scientist, agreed to front a Humanists UK...

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Benefit cuts hit mad cow sufferer

A girl born brain-damaged after her mother contracted the human form of mad cow disease (BSE) faces losing her home...A girl born brain-damaged after her mother contracted the human form of mad cow disease (BSE)...A girl born brain-damaged after her mother contracted the human form of mad cow disease (BSE)...

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Hi-vis protesters bring France to a standstill

Riot police used tear gas to drive protesters away from the residence of President Emmanuel Macron last night after a day of rage against the government in which more than a quarter of a million people blocked roads at more than 2,300 points across the country from Brittany in the west to the...Riot police used tear gas to drive protesters away from the residence of President Emmanuel Macron last night after a day of rage against the government in which more than a quarter of a million people blocked roads at more than 2,300 points across the country from Brittany in the west to the...Riot police used tear gas to drive protesters away from the residence of President Emmanuel Macron last night after a day of...

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Merkel lukewarm as Macron makes case for European army

President Macron has made an impassioned case for a European army and a beefed-up foreign policy to prevent the European Union from becoming a “plaything” of the US and China. Speaking in the German parliament on Berlin’s national day of mourning for the victims of war, the French president said a strong and assertive Europe was the only...President Macron has made an impassioned case for a European army and a beefed-up foreign policy to prevent the European Union from becoming a “plaything” of the US and China. Speaking in the German parliament on Berlin’s national day of mourning for the victims of war, the French president said a strong and assertive Europe was the only...President Macron has made an impassioned case for a European army and a beefed-up foreign policy to prevent the European Union...

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Orban ‘spirited away’ Macedonian ally facing jail

Macedonia has promised to repatriate a former prime minister convicted of corruption who is thought to have been spirited out of the country in diplomatic car sent by Viktor Orban, the far-right leader of Hungary. Nikola Gruevski, an ally of Mr Orban, was supposed to appear before the authorities in Skopje on...Macedonia has promised to repatriate a former prime minister convicted of corruption who is...Macedonia has promised to repatriate a former prime minister convicted of corruption who is...

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Kane proves there is more to his game than goals in new England system

There is an old fairground game called “splat the rat”. A tube, ideally a section of drainpipe, is held up so that it is almost vertical. A fake rat – generally a piece of cloth with a sewn-on tail – is dropped down the tube and the player, waiting at the other end of the tube, is waiting, bat in hand, to try to splat the rat in that split-second before it hits the floor.There is an old fairground game called “splat the rat”. A tube, ideally a section of drainpipe...There is an old fairground game called “splat the rat”. A tube, ideally a section of drainpipe...

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Ali strikes twice to clinch series victory in Sri Lanka

England needed just 31 minutes to wrap up victory in the Kandy Test match by 57 runs and secure an historic 2-0...England needed just 31 minutes to wrap up victory in the Kandy Test match by 57 runs and secure an historic 2-0 series win, their first series win away from home since January 2016, when they triumphed in South Africa, and their first in Sri Lanka since 2001. The match resumed in an atmosphere of high tension with...England needed just 31 minutes to wrap up victory in the Kandy Test match by 57 runs and secure an historic 2-0 series win...

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Bold, attacking, courageous: this was a most un-English victory

It was fitting and uplifting that the final wicket of a wonderfully intriguing Test match fell to Somerset’s Jack Leach.It was fitting and uplifting that the final wicket of a wonderfully intriguing Test match fell to...It was fitting and uplifting that the final wicket of a wonderfully intriguing Test match fell to...

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Kane 7, Lovren 5: How England and Croatia rated

ENGLAND (4-3-3) Jordan Pickford Got away with an early error and soon recovered, with his excellent distribution...ENGLAND (4-3-3) Jordan Pickford Got away with an early error and soon recovered, with his...ENGLAND (4-3-3) Jordan Pickford Got away with an early error and soon recovered, with his...

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Facebook’s ‘dishonest’ plan to help local press

Social media titan criticised over ploy to support publishers as Johnston collapses

Facebook is in talks with three local newspaper publishers in Britain over a radical plan to help fund journalism in an attempt to clean up its toxic reputation. The US social media giant is understood to be working with Johnston Press, Newsquest and Reach, owner of the Daily Mirror, on a scheme...Facebook is in talks with three local newspaper publishers in Britain over a radical plan to help fund journalism in an attempt to clean up its toxic reputation. The US social media giant is understood to be working with Johnston Press, Newsquest and Reach, owner of the Daily Mirror, on a scheme...Facebook is in talks with three local newspaper publishers in Britain over a radical plan to help fund journalism in an attempt...

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HS2 delayed by a year as budget balloons

The £56bn HS2 rail line is expected to be delayed by more than a year after it emerged in contract talks that the building project was at risk of soaring over budget. Sources said costs for the “main works civil contracts” on the London-to-Birmingham stretch — including bridges, tunnels and embankments — had come in “several billion pounds”...The £56bn HS2 rail line is expected to be delayed by more than a year after it emerged in contract talks that the building project was at risk of soaring over budget. Sources said costs for the “main works civil contracts” on the London-to-Birmingham stretch — including bridges, tunnels and embankments — had come in “several billion pounds”...The £56bn HS2 rail line is expected to be delayed by more than a year after it emerged in contract talks that the building...

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Traders bet on rate freeze amid Brexit turmoil

Brexit chaos is set to halt the Bank of England’s rate rise plans, investors are betting. Markets are not pricing in the next increase in interest rates until January 2020, following sharp moves in derivatives contracts linked to future borrowing costs. Traders were expecting at least one rise from 0.75% to 1.0%...Brexit chaos is set to halt the Bank of England’s rate rise plans, investors are betting. Markets...Brexit chaos is set to halt the Bank of England’s rate rise plans, investors are betting. Markets...

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Fraud police axed to balance books

As bank scams soar, five forces have slashed investigator numbers to plug a £37m black hole in policing budgets

Police forces are cutting the number of fraud and cyber-crime investigators as they face a £37m black hole in law enforcement budgets, Money can reveal. Five police forces — West Yorkshire, West Midlands, Sussex, South Yorkshire and Cheshire — have cut the number of specialist investigators over...Police forces are cutting the number of fraud and cyber-crime investigators as they face a £37m black hole in law enforcement budgets, Money can reveal. Five police forces — West Yorkshire, West Midlands, Sussex, South Yorkshire and Cheshire — have cut the number of specialist investigators over...Police forces are cutting the number of fraud and cyber-crime investigators as they face a £37m black hole in law enforcement...

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Brexit cost investor Isa tax breaks as fund transfers to Luxembourg

A saver has lost the Isa tax breaks on more than £20,000 of savings because of a fund switch to Luxembourg prompted by Brexit. Miranda Kaufmann, 36, invested in European companies via a Columbia Threadneedle fund registered in the UK. The company wrote to clients a number of times saying money held in 20 of its funds — a total of £6bn —...A saver has lost the Isa tax breaks on more than £20,000 of savings because of a fund switch to Luxembourg prompted by Brexit. Miranda Kaufmann, 36, invested in European companies via a Columbia Threadneedle fund registered in the UK. The company wrote to clients a number of times saying money held in 20 of its funds — a total of £6bn —...A saver has lost the Isa tax breaks on more than £20,000 of savings because of a fund switch to Luxembourg prompted by Brexit.

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The £72m-a-year pensions loophole hurting women

More than a million low earners are losing an estimated £72m a year in pension perks because of a little-known anomaly that mainly affects women who work part-time. About 1.2m people lost out on government tax-relief top-ups in 2015-16 because of the type of pension they are in, according to analysis of HM Revenue...More than a million low earners are losing an estimated £72m a year in pension perks because of a...More than a million low earners are losing an estimated £72m a year in pension perks because of a...

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A very British sex war in the Lords

Rosamund Urwin talks to Lord Lester and Jasvinder Sanghera to unpick their versions of the scandal

On the Amazon page for Jasvinder Sanghera’s first book is a quotation from an eminent peer. It is taken from a speech to parliament and describes Shame — about the forced marriage Sanghera nearly endured as a teenager — as “a vivid, honest and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope”. The speech was by Lord Lester — and he and Sanghera have been through...On the Amazon page for Jasvinder Sanghera’s first book is a quotation from an eminent peer. It is...On the Amazon page for Jasvinder Sanghera’s first book is a quotation from an eminent peer. It is...

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Billy Whizz is dreaming of F1 — and jeans that fit

Like many teenagers, the racing driver Billy Monger spent his 18th birthday in the pub with friends. But getting...Like many teenagers, the racing driver Billy Monger spent his 18th birthday in the pub with friends. But getting there was slightly complicated: he had to sneak out of hospital in a wheelchair he had only just become accustomed to. A fortnight earlier, Monger had nearly been killed in a crash at Donington Park while...Like many teenagers, the racing driver Billy Monger spent his 18th birthday in the pub with friends. But getting there was...

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By Gove, standards are rising

Three years on from the sweeping reforms to Sats for 11‑year‑olds, evidence suggests that the tougher tests are bringing about the desired improvements

Smiling all the way to school

Every day starts with a warm welcome at St Bede’s

Ready, set… fly!

Girls take off without a flap from Seaton House

Please, sir, can we have some more?

Helen Sanderson warns that children can no longer be shielded from the impact of funding cuts

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The Seychelles: the jewel of the Indian Ocean

More character than the Maldives, more pizzazz than Mauritius, the Seychelles is the ultimate Indian Ocean all‑rounder

The 10 best Indian Ocean late deals

Grab some bargain winter sun — from the Maldives to Sri Lanka and Zanzibar

Licence to swill: where to drink the finest martinis in London

The capital’s newest cocktail bar — Anthracite — is causing quite a stir. Our writer dusts off his tux

Sunrise skiing in Arosa, in the Swiss Alps

Empty pistes, majestic views — being first on the mountain is well worth the early start

Porto city guide: the Big Weekend

The days are still warm, the nights hedonistic in the port-fuelled city on the Douro

Winter blooms

Not for wallflowers, the latest designs feature dusky, intense colours, and partner well with velvets and dark walls

Would you take a price cut to sell to a nicer bidder?

Trust can trump cash when it comes to sealing the deal on your dream home

Real-life Instagram restoration stories

Posting your renovation drama on Instagram could gain you followers, support and useful tips

French retreats: the best homes on the market

Our enthusiasm for a home over the Channel is as strong as ever. Try these for size

Up close and personal with Flog It!’s Paul Martin — and a hippo

Antiques dealer Paul Martin tells Home why he is all about the love, homemade honey and skulls

Salmond wings clipped over airport harassment claim

Executives at Edinburgh airport curtailed VIP access for Alex Salmond after he was accused of sexual harassment by female staff. It emerged last week that concerns over Salmond’s behaviour while being escorted through the terminal were raised with airport managers in 2008. There was no formal complaint or investigation — and no evidence of wrongdoing by Salmond — but it...Executives at Edinburgh airport curtailed VIP access for Alex Salmond after he was accused of...Executives at Edinburgh airport curtailed VIP access for Alex Salmond after he was accused of...

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Numbers double of young Scots on antidepressants

Scotland is facing a mental health time bomb amid evidence that the number of children — some as young as eight —...Scotland is facing a mental health time bomb amid evidence that the number of children — some as young as eight — being treated for depression has doubled in a decade. Government figures show that last year, 1,289 children aged 14 and under were given drugs that can be used to combat anxiety and low self-esteem —...Scotland is facing a mental health time bomb amid evidence that the number of children — some as young as eight — being treated...

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Mundell warns no deal ‘chaos’ a clear threat to the Union

David Mundell, the Scottish secretary of state, has warned that a no deal Brexit favoured by some in the Conservative...David Mundell, the Scottish secretary of state, has warned that a no deal Brexit favoured by some...David Mundell, the Scottish secretary of state, has warned that a no deal Brexit favoured by some...

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Tiny fly ready to stymie tycoons’ golf links plan

Plans for a 450-acre golf course in the Highlands bankrolled by two US tycoons could be scuppered by an endangered...Plans for a 450-acre golf course in the Highlands bankrolled by two US tycoons could be scuppered...Plans for a 450-acre golf course in the Highlands bankrolled by two US tycoons could be scuppered...

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Cancer patient given false all-clear on genetic test

A woman who was told by Crumlin children’s hospital that she did not carry a gene which put her at high risk of developing cancer has discovered she was misinformed, after being diagnosed with the disease. The woman, who does not want to be identified, is being treated for an aggressive form of...A woman who was told by Crumlin children’s hospital that she did not carry a gene which put her at high risk of developing cancer has discovered she was misinformed, after being diagnosed with the disease. The woman, who does not want to be identified, is being treated for an aggressive form of...A woman who was told by Crumlin children’s hospital that she did not carry a gene which put her at high risk of developing...

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Millionaire tax break faces new cap

Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister, is to cap a tax break for high-earning foreign executives after Revenue reported 18 beneficiaries were earning more than €1m a year and four were taking home €3m-€10m. Donohoe told cabinet last week that the cost of the special assignee relief programme (Sarp) rose from just €100,000 in 2012 to €9.5m...Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister, is to cap a tax break for high-earning foreign executives after Revenue reported 18 beneficiaries were earning more than €1m a year and four were taking home €3m-€10m. Donohoe told cabinet last week that the cost of the special assignee relief programme (Sarp) rose from just €100,000 in 2012 to €9.5m...Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister, is to cap a tax break for high-earning foreign executives after Revenue reported 18...

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Huge swing in favour of citizenship for all born in Ireland

Seven out of 10 voters believe children born on the island of Ireland should be automatically entitled to citizenship, in an almost direct reversal of the result of the citizenship referendum 14 years ago. A new Behaviour & Attitudes poll for The Sunday Times has found 71% of Irish voters believe anyone born in...Seven out of 10 voters believe children born on the island of Ireland should be automatically...Seven out of 10 voters believe children born on the island of Ireland should be automatically...

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Ronan tipped to rule over Oscars as Mary Queen of Scots

She has been nominated for an Academy Awards three times without success but Saoirse Ronan may finally reign supreme at the Oscars for her performance in the title role in Mary Queen of Scots. In the first reviews of the historical biopic, which...She has been nominated for an Academy Awards three times without success but Saoirse Ronan may...She has been nominated for an Academy Awards three times without success but Saoirse Ronan may...

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